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Lucy Mecklenburgh in Bathing Suit is in "Barbados"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Lucy Mecklenburgh is on vacation in Barbados, and she's making sure to post some stunning photos on Instagram. She's currently spending time at the local beaches and in the sun. Mecklenburgh shared a new set of photos on her page this week. In it, she wore a light blue bathing suit and a cover-up. She captioned the post, "Barbados." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lucy Mecklenburgh stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!



She Made Little Changes

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Mecklenburgh shared some of her wellness secrets and tips in an interview with Express. She says that she believes in making little changes to her routine. "Change one thing at a time, don't overwhelm yourself," she advises. "For me, it wasn't a massive weight loss journey but I did lose a bit of weight and toned up and felt fitter and healthier as a result."


She Eats Breakfast

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In order to help herself get healthier, Mecklenburgh worked with trainer Cecilia Harris. She tells Express that Harris helped her with her diet. "Cecilia told me to eat breakfast, so that was a huge part for me," she says.  "That little change made such a difference to my life. I had an omelette every morning and that automatically stopped my tea and biscuits at 11 o'clock. 


She Believes In The 80/20 Rule

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Mecklenburgh makes sure to eat healthy, but she also still indulges. She tells Your Healthy Living that she uses the 80/20 rule. "When it comes to my own diet, I try to live by the 80:20 rule. So, from Monday to Friday I'm quite strict. I don't have any fast food or processed food. I'll have a veggie omelette for breakfast, for lunch I might have a chicken salad and maybe I'll have a Thai green curry for dinner. I make everything from scratch and I make sure that I have plenty of vegetables. At the weekend I'm very chilled out. I love food and I think it's there to be enjoyed. If I fancy a pizza or a bowl of pasta then I'll have it. That's what works for me – being strict during the week and a bit more relaxed at the weekend.


She Cooks Meals Without Dairy

Mecklenburgh likes to cook healthy meals. She tells Your Healthy Living that she cooks a lot of dairy-free meals. "I do enjoy cooking but I have around a 30-minute limit and then I get bored," she says. "One of my favourite recipes to make is a dairy-free chicken and mushroom pie. I can't really have too much milk, and I always used to find that a lot of recipes always had cream in. So I invented a recipe with coconut milk and filo pastry, and it's absolutely amazing served with lots of green veg."


She Does A Variety Of Workouts

Mecklenburgh tells Your Healthy Living that she does a variety of things to stay in shape. "I tend to work out around five times a week and I'll do anything from 20 minutes to an hour. It's usually HIIT-based training, with a bit of weight training, Pilates and barre. I would love to enjoy yoga but me and yoga have a bit of a love–hate relationship. I'm not very good at relaxing – it's one of my weaknesses. I find that a lot of people either love Pilates or yoga and I'm very much more a fan of Pilates."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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